Short and quick report: 2:42:15, good enough for 9th overall and 1st Master (after a bit of working with the RD and timing folks to clarify an issue with another runner).
Bad GI issues again at mile 13 and 15 lost me about 3 minutes real time and more like a 5-7 minute impact. Also a bad stitch at mile 17 caused issues, nearly dropped but kept running so the St. George Running Center Team could win the team competition.
Overall ok with the race considering my issues which I need to figure out. Really wanted to lower my Master's course record on this good day for running but my body let me down a little. I will take a top 10 and 1st Master's finish any day at a race like this with the competition that was there.
Splits: 6:13, 5:37, 5:42, 5:57, 5:46, 5:47, 5:46, 6:19 (hill), 6:23 (hill), 5:45, 5:49, 6:21, 6:28 (PoP stop), 5:56, 6:08, 7:19 (long PoP stop), 6:12, 5:48, 6:11 (stitch), 6:25, 6:09, 6:09, 6:25, 6:41, 6:30, 6:28, 2:03 (0.35 mile).
Great to see my good friends and catch up and see our kid's get along so well. Looking forward to seeing folks again soon at St. George.
Big snafu at the awards ceremony. The "official results" that were used to give out the awards were wrong and the race official would not listen to us (Clyde, Dave, me, Bill) as we told them that the individual they showed as the 8th place finisher and first master was incorrect. So they announced the Master winners with me as second. After some more consternation, Bill remembered this individual ran SLC in April. I looked up his result on my Blackberry and showed it to Hyrum...a 3:53 finish. What happened was that this individual registered for the full then ran the half and did not tell anyone so his result initially showed up as the first Master. After clarify and verify his start at the half, Hyrum gave me the Master's title, but now the change bumps others as well. Too bad they would listen to us BEFORE handing out the awards!
Spent the rest of the day with the Murphy's...playing in the pool with the kids, kickin' back with burgers, beer, wine and great company!! Now this was a memorable day!